When Kevin West resigned from his job as vice president of a bank in 1998 after making fraudulent loans, he spent the time before his trial managing a family-owned, small grocery store in Ironton, Ohio. Dealing with serious marriage problems and with a prison sentence almost certainly in his future, Kevin was overcome with remorse and without a scrap of hope. It was at his lowest moment that Kevin called out to a power beyond himself for help, and God answered his prayer in the form of an elderly vagrant named Don.
When Don saw Kevin's open Bible on the counter next to the register, the untidy, long-haired indigent took the opportunity to share Bible wisdom and life-giving truths that changed Kevin's life. Finding a sense of peace in their conversation, Kevin offered Don a few basic groceries and an invitation to continue their conversation the next day. What began as a chance meeting between two individuals whose lives seemed headed for certain ruin turned into an unlikely bond of friendship that saved them both.
©2015 Kevin West and John Frederick Edwards (P)2015 Tantor
"It reads like an extended parable with snippets of wisdom sprinkled throughout the chapters." (Cecil Murphey, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven)
Mac Lover in Tennessee
This is one of the few books that has so touched my heart that I had a hard time separating myself from it. You want a true story that will help you to be a better person? To put your life in perspective? To learn from your mistakes? To know God always has a better plan? It's all in this book. Loved it!
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I will say this book made a positive impression on me.
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